'''Edward Sylvester Ellis''' (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio
and died at Cliff Island, Maine
Ellis was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles
that he produced by his name and by a number of ''nom de plume|noms de plume
''. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include ''The Steam Man of the Prairies
and ''Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier''.
Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his ''Deerfoot'' novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.